The revised model extends by 4 millimeters (4,769 mm for sedan, 4,771 mm Estate), while the width and height remain the same at 1,820 mm and 1,474 mm, respectively. Up front, the nose gets a more attractive grille / headlight treatment and is more in-line with VW's current styling. On the outer edges of the new grille reside the LED running lights. At the rear, the tail lights get chrome accents and blend nicely with the sharper lines of the VW's family saloon. Passengers get heated/cooled seats that can also provide massages if consumers are willing to fork out additional.
At the bottom of the diesel engine pack is a BlueMotion 1.6-liter TDI which makes 105 horses. It is also greener now, thanks to battery regeneration and a start/stop system. Equipped on the Passat, it can return up to 68.8 mpg while emitting 109 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Above the 1.6 are two 2.0-liter units making 140 and 170 horsepower respectively. The gasoline engine lineup includes a 1.4-liter TSI (122 hp), a 1.8-liter TSI (160 hp), a 2.0-liter TSI (210 hp), and the top-of-the-mountain 3.6-liter V6 (300 hp). As expected, DSG transmission will be available across the range, and an XDS electronic differential makes it first appearance on the Passat.
Safety features include an auto-brake system as part of the car's Automatic Distance Control which applies the brakes at 18 mph or below upon the detection of a pedestrian. The system is also able to accelerate the vehicle automatically should it detect an imminent rear end collision, provided that the vehicle sees a clear space ahead.
Deliveries of the new passat should begin early 2011. You may wish to contact Volkswagen Centre Singapore for more information.